- Published: Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:39
Arden Road Social Club - 8pm
£9 advance & members. £10 on the night
Our gig as part of Independent Venue Week
Avalanche Party were formed high in the wind swept, bracken laden heights of the North Yorkshire Moors by two brothers who spent their summers hunting with bows and arrows and camping by firelight, and their winters snowed into their isolated hill top home with nothing but the sounds of Bo Diddley, Link Wray, Wilko Johnson and Jimi Hendrix to keep them company. Guitars replaced the bows and arrows and the boys played their first gig at the age of 12. Music was in their blood.
Avalanche Party is garage-punk hopped up on adrenalin and amphetamines. Their sound is intense and immediate, so new yet so familiar and brimming with an urgency that explodes off the stage like the front lines of a war you didn’t even realise was being fought. Every note played through white knuckles, every word spat through gritted teeth. The beats blast like cannons while the guitars stampede like spooked stallions surging ever onward, snorting, snarling and tearing apart everything in their path. The Pistols, The Clash, The Stooges, The Damned;They’re all there but twisted into a much leaner, much fiercer beast. This is punk at its most feral, garage at its most primal, this is rock’n’roll in its most fearsome form, with its teeth bared spitting like a cornered pit-bull.
The past year has seen Avalanche Party tear away from the moors, razing venues all around the UK to the ground, signing management and publishing deals whilst sharing the stage with the likes of Happy Mondays, The Subways, Palma Violets, Vant, Public Enemy, The Temperance Movement, The Pretty Things, The Datsuns, The Amazing Snakeheads and Reverend & The Makers. The band have received heavy radio play since the release of their debut EP, being championed by BBC Introducing, Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, 6Music’s Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, Amazing Radio and KCRW’s Jason Kramer in the USA.
As well as numerous visceral festival appearances in the UK Avalanche Party will be performing at this year’s Oberhausen Rock Festival, Germany as well as appearing in France, Serbia, Belgium, Slovenia and Holland. With major record label interest being shown in the band, coupled with new recordings being released later in the year, the Avalanche Party juggernaut is gaining unstoppable momentum.
This is Avalanche Party and nobody comes from where we come from.
The band features Sam Forrest from Nine Black Alps and Danny Trew Barton from White Firs.
Video links :
Drive - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spfoe7Lp8Ns
Ariel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T_YrAw0quA
We are a small 3 piece alternative rock band based in Halifax. Our inspirations range from bands like 'Rage against the machine', 'muse' and 'Dorje'. We recently released an EP called 'Parasites and Mutualists' which hopefully expresses our love for writing good music. We have been playing together as a band now for 4 years and have managed to reach further out into venues like the O2 academy in Sheffield and the Victoria theatre in Halifax Present s